• Accurate prediction and genome‐wide association analysis of digital intramuscular fat content in longissimus muscle of pigs

    3 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    Intramuscular fat content is a critical indicator of pork quality that affects directly the purchasing desire of consumers. However, to measure IMF content is both laborious and costly, preventing our understanding of its genetic determinants and improvement. In the present study, we constructed an accurate and fast image acquisition and analysis system, to extract and calculate the digital IMF content, the proportion of fat areas in the image of the longissimus muscle of 1709 animals from multiple pig populations. PFAI was highly significantly correlated with marbling scores , and...
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